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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

krishna, my sweet krishna

अधरं मधुरं वदनं मधुरं
नयनं मधुरं हसितं मधुरं।

हृदयं मधुरं गमनं मधुरं
मथुराधिपतेरखिलम् मधुरं॥
मथुराष्टकं----वल्लभाचार्य
adharaṁ madhuraṁ vadanaṁ madhuraṁ
nayanaṁ madhuraṁ hasitaṁ madhuraṁ|
hṛdayaṁ madhuraṁ gamanaṁ madhuraṁ
mathurādhipaterakhilam madhuraṁ||
mathurāṣṭakaṁ----vallabhācārya

His lips are sweet, His face is sweet, His eyes are sweet, His smile is sweet, His heart is sweet, His gait is sweet,  everything that relates to the Monarch of Mathura is sweet and sweet alone.

Today is celebrated as the birthday of the greatest ever myth and reality human mind has ever  created or felt...Krishna. What are we to call him.. a living being, a phenomenon, an school of thought incarnate, a tribal deity, a consummate teacher, a benevolent despot... like his innumerable names, his qualities are also innumerable.  Human life, at least Hindu life and its culture could not have been sustained without the idea of Krishna. In other religions He is existing in  different names, perhaps.
When a sannyasi who has renounced everything worldly, Vallabha,  is recalling the sweetness of the lips, face, eyes, smile, heart and the gait of this wonderful Child, one can feel how deeply the lovely tattwa of Krishna has mesmerized even the most mature minds of all times.